The problem is far worse then I thought! So I go and do a fresh install of windows after getting a new computer, and install the new october 2004 DirectX SDK and POOF!, there goes my DX9Tools library! It will not run, and it will not even compile! Why? Because when you install the october dx sdk it does not also install any of the previous managed dx9 libraries. For example my dx9tools library is written to work with ver 9.00.0900 and guess what, the october dx sdk only installs ver 9.02.3900! Do you know what that means! That every one who has written code using DX9 needs to update there code to work with the new libraries! Laaaaame! Note to MS, feel free to install old versions of your managed DX9 SDK libraries next time!

Then I got to thinking...

Worse yet, all of my DirectX 9 example apps on my directx page were written for ver 9.00.0900 of the DX SDK. OMFG! All that work,... All those example apps I wrote, all those websites I posted them to,....

DAM YOU MS DIRECTX TEAM! DAM YOU!!! Now people are going to download my example apps from all over the net and try to compile and run them and they will not be able to! And good luck trying to find a link to the old managed directx libraries on the ms directx website, they only provide links for the newer v9.0c libraries.

And I'm just thinking about myself! What about all the other people out there and the apps those people have written! This is a disaster lying in wait!


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